Ordinary Council Meeting

 

Supplementary BUSINESS PAPER

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tuesday 23 March 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Administrative Centre 30 Frances Street Randwick 2031

Telephone: 02 9399 0999 or

1300 722 542 (for Sydney metropolitan area)

Fax:02 9319 1510

general.manager@randwick.nsw.gov.au

www.randwick.nsw.gov.au


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council

23 March 2010

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Ordinary Council Meeting

 

 

Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary Council Meeting of the Council of the City of Randwick will be held in the Council Chamber, Town Hall, 90 Avoca Street, Randwick, on Tuesday, 23 March 2010 at 6:00pm.

 

 

 

 

MM6/10     Donation of Quad Bike to Surf Life Saving Sydney Inc.

MM7/10     Sydney Childrens Hospital - Request for Council Support for Gold Week 2010

MM8/10     Year of women in local government

MM9/10     2010 International Women's Day Art Competition Purchase

 

 

 

 


Ordinary Council

23 March 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM6/10

 

 

Subject:                  Donation of Quad Bike to Surf Life Saving Sydney Inc.

Folder No:                   F2010/06574

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

A letter has been received from Mr George Shales, Director of Administration, Support Operations Manager, Surf Life Saving Sydney Inc. requesting to purchase one of Council’s used ATV (Quad Bike).

 

Issues

 

Mr Shales has advised Council in his letter that:

 

“Surf Life Saving Sydney has an urgent requirement for a quad bike to use as part of its support operations services in the Sydney Area and asked if it is possible if they could make an offer to purchase the equipment prior to it being placed out to tender”.  

 

The existing quad bike has been replaced by the purchase of a new quad bike.

 

I propose to donate this quad bike to Surf Life Saving Sydney Inc valued at $3,000 on behalf of Council as this is a very worthwhile community organisation. 

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $3,000 lost revenue which would have been the estimated sale value of the quad bike. 

 

Conclusion

 

It is considered that Council support Surf Life Saving in there request for the purchase of Council’s quad bike by donating the bike to Surf Life Saving Sydney Inc.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council make a one off donation of the quad bike with an estimated value of $3,000 to Surf Life Saving Sydney Inc in acknowledgement of its valuable contribution to our community.

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

23 March 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM7/10

 

 

Subject:                  Sydney Childrens Hospital - Request for Council Support for Gold Week 2010

Folder No:                   F2004/06540

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor      

 

Introduction

 

A request has been received from the Sydney Children’s Hospital asking for Council’s support in various activities to promote its annual Gold Week campaign in an attempt to raise over $500,000.00 for the hospital.

 

The Sydney Children’s Hospital would like to display their banner to advertise Gold Week at four different locations from 24 May through to 7 June 2010. In addition, they have requested that donations be raised at staff functions, Gold Week merchandise be sold at various Council locations and finally that we promote the event on our website.

 

Issues

 

There will be no financial impact from the raising of donations, selling of merchandise or promoting the event on Council’s website. However, costings for the banners are as follows:

 

Application fee                                                                  $   145.00

Installation and removal of four banners                         $2,460.00

Hire of four banner poles @ $545.00 per week

    x two (2) weeks                                                            $4,360.00

Total:                                                                              $6,965.00

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $6,965.00 which will be charged to the 2009/10 Contingency Fund.

 

Conclusion

 

Council’s support of Gold Week will further strengthen the long term partnership between Council and the Sydney Children’s Hospital. The hospital provides a vital service to our local community and Council should contribute towards such a worthy cause.

 

Recommendation

 

That Council supports the Sydney Children’s Hospital in promoting their annual Gold Week 2010 Campaign by:

 

a)     displaying their banner advertising Gold Week at four different locations    throughout the City from 24 May through to 7 June 2010;

 

b)     raising donations at staff functions;

 

c)     selling Gold Week merchandise at various Council locations; and

(d)    promoting the event on Council’s website.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

23 March 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM8/10

 

 

Subject:                  Year of women in local government

Folder No:                   F2006/00304

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

In February 2008, the LGMA National board adopted a national strategy to advance women in local government into senior management positions. A key strategy platform is the development and promotion of a Year of Women in Local Government in 2010.

In supporting the strategy Randwick City Council proposed to create and host a development program ‘Leading Women’, providing learning forums, networking and informal mentoring opportunities. This program was to be offered to all SSROC Councils.

In accordance with the Mayoral Minute (MM99/09) and Council resolution, development of the above program commenced. 

Issues

 

In 2010, multiple opportunities from various organisations exist for women to participate in formal learning and development programs and networking events. To support the success of these programs by promoting participation of SSROC female staff it is appropriate to modify our original ‘Leading Women’ initiative.

 

It is now proposed to hold an event exclusively for the female workforce of Randwick City Council.  This one day event will provide key note speakers, networking opportunities and a forum to discuss specific Randwick City Council workplace gender issues.

 

Relationship to City Plan

 

The relationship with the City Plan is as follows:

 

Outcome:  Leadership in Sustainability

Direction:  1b.1 Demonstrate best practice leadership in local government

 

Financial impact statement

 

This corporate learning initiative will be funded through the Learning and Development budget 2009-10.

 

Conclusion

 

To continue support for the objectives of the Year of Women in Local Government 2010 Randwick City Council will develop and host an event for the female staff of Randwick City Council.

 

 

 

 

Recommendation

That Council supports the proposal to hold a development event for the female staff of Randwick City Council.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil

 

 


Ordinary Council

23 March 2010

 

 

 

Mayoral Minute No. MM9/10

 

 

Subject:                  2010 International Women's Day Art Competition Purchase

Folder No:                   F2004/06282

Author:                   Councillor Procopiadis, Mayor     

 

Introduction

 

Council recently held its sixth International Women’s Day Art Competition and Exhibition.  Since the inception of the competition, a suggestion has been made to Council to potentially consider purchasing a painting associated with the city.  In this year’s exhibition one of the paintings “The Avenue – Randwick” by Diana Wallwork depicts the dynamics and vibrancy of the Randwick City and in particular the ambience of the trees, buildings and streets around Alison Park, which is Council’s foremost civic park.

 

Issues

 

The annual Art Competition and Exhibition provides a forum for women to express their creativity through colour and imagination.  Council wishes to foster this response and proposes to further support local women artists through the purchase of a chosen piece of art.

 

Council will endeavour, only if appropriate, to purchase one painting every year to support the achievements of women and to promote the success of the Exhibition.

 

Financial impact statement

 

Should Council accept the report recommendation, the financial implication to Council is $650 which will be allocated through the City Planning Directorate budget.

 

Conclusion

 

The support for the International Women’s Day Art Competition and Exhibition is evident through the numerous and varied entries received annually. Council’s purchase of “The Avenue - Randwick”, will be a positive contribution and recognition of women artists in Randwick City and begins an initiative that will create a collection of paintings.

 

Recommendation

 

That:

 

a)     Council purchase the painting titled “The Avenue – Randwick”, by Diana Wallwork to be hung in one of Council’s buildings; and

b)     The Mayor write to Ms Wallwork and congratulate her for her artistic talent reflected in her painting of “The Avenue – Randwick”.

 

Attachment/s:

 

Nil